1959 Fiesta Red Jazzmaster Project (done, pg 9)

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1959 Fiesta Red Jazzmaster Project (done, pg 9)

Post by friendshipmaster » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:53 am

Well here we go again! I haven't even finished my 62 Jaguar and I'm taking this one on.....thank you kosmonautmayhem! The body arrived safe and sound! Ok well my plan was to just swap my current 62 avri jazz body for a sunburst one but this 59 came up and I couldn't pass it up. My goal is to slowly exchange my avri parts it's originals so I will always have a functioning jazzmaster. Currently everything is avri except the body. I've ordered a 59 repro neckplate and I think for the neck I'll use musikraft. In the short term I'm seeking out a patent pending tremolo (if anyone has any leads let me know!) then get the neck, then get the refin done and then possibly the electronics...I've always like the sound of my avri so this May end up being a mix match fantasy tribute piece...I'm pretty sure there are 3 OSG members I'm going to recruit to help me get this done. So far my only question is about the placement of the pickguard screw holes....
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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by friendshipmaster » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:56 am

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Here a quick mock up it actually looks great in this combo IMO

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All the screw holes line up except for this one....what's the deal with that!?

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:23 am

AWESOME!!! :w00t:

So glad you dig it!

No idea about the screw hole??? :derp: That's really odd. Even the shrunken '63 tort guard I had fit perfect on this one. Have you tried another guard?

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by friendshipmaster » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:34 am

At the moment it's my only jm guard, the screw hole that doesn't line up is about a half inch north of the hole on the pickguard
I just looked again it's actually just next to the. Pickguard hole*

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by mcjt » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:04 pm

been there, done that.
if the hole lined up on a shrunken guard, there's a chance that there was an original hole that was dowelled and redrilled in a slightly different position.
i remember i dropped 2 different AVRI guards on my stripped 59 body and they lined up VERY well.
But when i later installed an original and slightly shrunken guard, i dowelled and redrilled.

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by friendshipmaster » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:27 pm

mcjt wrote:been there, done that.
if the hole lined up on a shrunken guard, there's a chance that there was an original hole that was dowelled and redrilled in a slightly different position.
i remember i dropped 2 different AVRI guards on my stripped 59 body and they lined up VERY well.
But when i later installed an original and slightly shrunken guard, i dowelled and redrilled.
Good to know ;)

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by friendshipmaster » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:55 pm

Well it turns out I have zero patients!
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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:20 pm

:w00t:

Man, you don't mess around!

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by Bronco Billy » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:25 pm

I have a extra hole in my 59', because I put a AVRI pickguard on at first. They are not like the old ones. that hole is different. :squint:

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by friendshipmaster » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:20 pm

Hmmm I wonder about spitfire, I'll have to ask him...

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by Lowendless » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:18 pm

That grain looks beautiful!

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by friendshipmaster » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:59 pm

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Ok so...I've removed most of the finish and what I can tell is this was either originally sunburst or diarrhea frost metallic...

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by friendshipmaster » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:00 pm

mcjt wrote:been there, done that.
if the hole lined up on a shrunken guard, there's a chance that there was an original hole that was dowelled and redrilled in a slightly different position.
i remember i dropped 2 different AVRI guards on my stripped 59 body and they lined up VERY well.
But when i later installed an original and slightly shrunken guard, i dowelled and redrilled.
Ok there hasn't been a replaced hole......
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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:16 pm

Love it! :w00t:

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:19 pm

friendshipmaster wrote: Ok so...I've removed most of the finish and what I can tell is this was either originally sunburst or diarrhea frost metallic...
:D

Nothing like a rare sighting of original DFM.

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